Exercise and Your Brain

Moving Your Bootie Makes Your Brain Work Better! Today I’m working with Public Health and Head Start staff at a professional development conference hosted by Illinois Southern Seven Health Department.  I’ve been reminded of days – before my girls were born – when I worked as an adaptive movement specialist in Head Start programs.  Science…

Single Tasking In Meetings

Ever feel like you are talking to the top of people’s heads during your meetings? Sure, we are all tempted to take a peak at our emails or shoot off a quick response to a text during a meeting, but what does that mean for the productivity in the room? Nothing good, according to Dr.…

Are You Sitting Too Much?

Sitting too much isn’t the same as moving too little! Surprising results from recent studies indicate even if you head to he gym every morning, sitting at your desk all day can have a negative impact on your health! Among people who exercise regularly, those who sit most of the day have larger waists and…

We Have Other Plans

Worried about holiday social commitments taking over your time? Make other plans. No kidding. Right now. Open your calendar and mark every available evening and weekend as committed to your holiday priorities.  That way when you receive an invitation you can quite honestly say, “We have other plans.” Those other plans may be a glass…

Have a productive last quarter!

International Productivity Expert Neen James offers tips on making the last quarter of the year productive.  I especially like the part about paying attention to social engagements that come along with the holidays. One strategy that works for me is to determine 3 or 4 things I want to focus on over the holidays and…

Event Planning Tip: How to have a great invocation!

Great tips from our pal Jon Petz, author of Boring Meeting Suck, on making an positive impact with an invocation (if you choose to have one) at your next meeting. Jon Petz is an engagement expert. He ensures your meeting or event attendees are engaged into the meeting objectives, team, environment, work effort and passion…

Technology: Time Saver or Time Sucker?

Is your technology working against your productivity and increasing your stress? Is all of that wonderful technology helping you be more efficient or do you find yourself pulled away from what you should be doing? Check out these Technology Productivity Tips from International Productivity Expert Neen James: Technology has changed the pace at which we…

Take A Break To Be Productive and Creative

In the world of instant access to information, when does your brain have a chance to catch up? Have you ever been working on a problem or project and just can’t quite figure it out.  You work at it, and work at it, but the solution doesn’t come.  Then, the next morning, you are in…

Is Your Job Making You Sick?

“I have to work very fast.” “I work very hard.” “I manage competing demands of others.” “I worry about losing my job.” “I feel underused or powerless.”   Sound familiar? If so, your job may be making you sick or putting you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. Do you have high job…